Wednesday, December 30, 2009

O Christmas Tree

Christmas came and went. And the world will be counting down for the new year in some 24 + hours. Since I am off tomorrow, I am hoping to scrap a layout or two. Anyway here is the page I created for American Crafts' Christmas week challenge. Their DT's examples are gorgeous always and the challenge participants layouts are just as wonderful. I feel a little embarrased to submit mine, but at least I can get a page done :) Papers under the photos, tree trim, and green foil Thickers are of American Crafts.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Another Giveaway

I get to post about another giveaway, woo hoo!! Sarah at Red Oak Lines is offering a giveaway on her blog right now. She is one of my most favorite scrappers. I just love her style and her blog is so much fun to visit. Here is the link to the giveaway post. Good luck :)

Giveaway alert

The Scrappy Girl is giving away some Jenni Bowlin stuff on their blog. Sarah says their products are the total yumminess and she is so right. Check out this post for the details :)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Snowman, Just You, & Reindeer Game

It's Sunday evening and I have to go back to work tomorrow..... Hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas. I did. I liked it that Christmas this year fell on Friday. I enjoyed 3-day weekend :) We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas day with my dh's family. Company, food, gifts.... everything was fantastic!! I took down all the Christmas decorations yesterday. I don't like to have the tree still up on New Year's day and yesterday was a good day to clean up. I put away all the wrapping materials, too.
Anyway, here are 3 layouts created using So Sketchy sketches. Unfortunately, it will be closed after this month.... The first page was also done for Scrapping the Music.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Silly & Sweet Girls

The current challenge at Method Playground is to alter / dress up buttons. I didn't have any idea at first but I decided to play with buttons and see what I can come up with. I painted and placed some rhinestones before the paint dried on one. I painted and put rub-ons on one. I painted and glittered on a couple of them. I used glitters, bling, pearls on some. I stamped and sealed with glossy accents on a couple of them. I had tons of fun doing these things :) Finally I arranged them to frame the photo. This turned out to be a no-patterned paper layout! I will add some journaling above the photo later. This was definitely an "outside the box" thing for me.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays

From our family to yours,

Merry Christmas !!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Autumn Splendor

I definitely need more than 24 hours a day this week! I want to scrap a few more layouts before Christmas and I simply don't have enough time! I managed to create this page of my favorite photo tonight though. It is this week's American Craft's challenge to create a page with a favorite photo. I don't get to have pictures taken with my dd and my dh took this one for me last month. It was such a pretty day and I asked we would go to a park for some photo shoots. We had never gone to a park or any place just to take photos and it was very special for me.
Supplies used are mostly American Crafts except solid color cardstock, brads, and a sticker. I also used a sketch from 52 Sketches...52 Weeks. I also wanted to share this photo taken last night. We went to see Christmas lighting display at square in Canton. It was beautiful!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Girl Power

I went to donate blood after work today. So I got home later than usual. I still haven't finished decorating our tree. It's up and we got the boxes of ornaments and other Christmas stuff out though. I normally don't wrap the gifts until the tree is up. I think I'm done shopping, but I know there is always a last minute shopping to do. I want to scrap a few more pages by the end of this week..... I need more than 24 hours a day for sure!! Here is the page I made last night. This week's and their last (so sad.....) challenge over at Scrapping Out Loud is to use the colors of the rainbow. This paper from Cosmo Cricket has the most of the colors I needed I immediately decided on using it. I also used a sketch from 52 Sketches...52 Weeks. I will add some more journaling later.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Here is a page I made for the current challenge over at My Mind's Eye. It is to use a sketch provided and also to add handmade flowers. I chose this fall photo of my dd. So I picked brown and red papers from Out and About collection. I thought of making daisy-like flowers first but because I chose this fall photo, I decided to make these circle flowers. I cut out lots of circles in different sizes out of 3 different MME papers. Then I sprayed glimmer mists, cramped them, dried them and stacked them. And lastly used brads to hold the circles. For "charming" tag, I placed MME rub-on on a white cardstock and backed with red cardstock. It was fun making these flowers.

Great to be 15

I really enjoyed creating with this week's sketch from Sketchy Thursdays. I used the supplies from Scrapbook Kit Club that I won a few sketches ago. Although I have made a couple of Christmas themed pages, I thought I could use them on a non-Christmas page as well.

Monday, December 14, 2009


I just finished this page. I've been wanting to participate Scrapping Out Loud's challenge but had no clue what to do with. It's ribbon weaving. I understood the concept but couldn't come up with any idea how I could incorporate it with a layout. Anyway, I thought maybe this photo of my dd with the brick wall background would go with weaving.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Joy & Christmas Memories

It's raining out here and it's a good time to catch up with my layout posting. These pages here are the ones I made during this week. The first one was done based on a sketch from 52 Sketches...52 Weeks which, by the way, is closing at the end of this month.... so sad...**sigh** I received a great December kit from Scrapbook Kit Club earlier in the week and when I saw those pretty Christmas goodies, I had to use them right away! It was my prize from Sketchy Thursdays. My second page is of old Christmas photos. I used Pink Paislee's overlay that had a frame design. This is my first time using 12x12 overlay. I placed a white cardstock under the photos. Other papers, flowers, rub-ons, etc are all on top of the overlay.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mulan doll

I am posting a layout I made Sunday. I used a sketch from So Sketchy. When I first saw the sketch, it looked hard, but I love how my page turned out. These 2 pictures had already been cut into an odd shape, so I cut her out them.

Before I forget, it snowed last Friday!! Although it snowed last year, it is very rare that it does here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Ready to Dance

I had a day off today. I got my driver license renewed and some Christmas shopping done :) This layout here is what I finished last night. It was created based on a sketch from 52 Sketches...52 Weeks. I didn't get to scrap today but hope I will some tomorrow.